Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille

October 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the partnership between the cities of Leeds and Lille.  We have delved into the history of the link in order to tell the story of the partnership as part of our celebrations.   As early as 1946 the Yorkshire-Lille Exchange Committee was organising exchanges between young people aged 14… Read More Celebrating 50 year of partnership between Leeds and Lille

Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary

A delegation from Leeds City Region has just returned from a mission to Hangzhou, Qingdao and Hong Kong, which aimed to promote trade, investment, cultural and educational links with China.  Led by the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, it included local authority leaders from Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees, representatives from the businesses and cultural organisations and university… Read More Leeds City Region in China and Hong Kong and the celebration of a 30 year anniversary

Leeds LiKEs Culture

Leeds played host last week to a seminar organised by LiKE, a European cultural network bringing together arts and culture professionals from local authorities across Europe, based in Leeds’ twin city Lille. The seminar focused on how the arts are funded, helping delegates to think much more extensively and widely about how to raise income commercially, as well… Read More Leeds LiKEs Culture

#Estonia100 – marking 100 years of Estonian independence

Anybody visiting Leeds city centre last weekend might have seen our civic buildings lit up to reflect the blue, black and white colours of the Estonian flag. There’s also been a lot of activity on twitter around #Estonia100.   Estonia is currently in its centenary week, the peak of celebrations marking 100 years since the country’s independence… Read More #Estonia100 – marking 100 years of Estonian independence